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Removing the detergent dispenser

The small plastic blue piece that holds the detergent dispenser closed has snapped off. I have to replace the entire dispenser assembly ($160 part ); how does the dispenser assembly come off? I don't see any screws?

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  • The EE Mar 19, 2008

    The plastic knob that the blue arm holds shut has worn away. I put a glue dab on and this worked for three years. How do I replace the entire detergent dispensing assembly? Do you need to take off the complete door panel?

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    The little blue thing that holds the detergent wore off and finally snapped, We have been advised to obtain a new machine which entails trashing the old one somewhere, spending $700.00 for purchase and installation. The good news is that the little blue thing which costs $160.00 to replace (the entire panel door) lasted more than 36 months.



    Any ideas please send me an email daipsc@aol.com

  • lewisjcass Sep 05, 2008

    The tab broke off on the detergent dispenser door. All the detergent goes in at the start of the cycle.

    lewisjcass@aol.com

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I had the same thing. We replaced the unit ourselves and still can't get it to work. I didn't trust glue. I should have tried.

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Tell Kitchenaid to include an extra little blue thing and charge $3.00 for it

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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I have the same problem--mine is about 10 years old. To disassemble, looks like you will need to disassemble the complete door--screws around the inside edge of the door. At that price for a replacement dispenser, I will either try to fix or replace the blue arm, or replace the dishwasher. I don't believe its worth putting that kind of money in an old dishwasher.

Lew

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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